Sir Alex has sprung another surprise starting line-up today, with Wayne Rooney not even making the 18-man squad to take on Chelsea in the FA Cup, its most probably due to injury. Jonny Evans and Rafael also miss out. Youngsters Vermijl and Powell make the bench.
As expected, Van Persie is rested for this one, with Sir Alex opting for Chicharito and Danny Welbeck up front. Having seen the starting XI i’m far less confident than I was half an hour ago…
De Gea; Jones, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Nani; Welbeck, Chicharito
Subs: Lindegaard, Vermijl, Powell, Kagawa, Giggs, Young, RvP